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were. >> the other thing and i'm hesitant to bring up the pentagon in this new cycle, but "don't ask, don't tell" with historic and hateful lies not in this our boats, but we still have to remember that our men and women who fight and die for this country's total to equal benefits. they're still long way to go in this country at the receipts to equal benefit in issues of i.d. cards and base housing in partnership with the and a whole host of things that is important progress we still need to make a flawless service, something that is not an right now a discussion, something important and needs to be addressed. and i say that because all of the things that we talk about, we talk about politics and the numbers and victories and not so many losses this time. at the end of the day there are real live people. it's not often you can pass a law that there's actually real-life people immediately contacted and feel that. right now in this country, the vast majority of people that in places where they are treated as second-class citizens. a young people growing up in america today if you look
how deep does this go? cnn has this story covered with correspondents at the pentagon this morning, at the white house this morning, and in beirut, a packed two hours ahead for you. we'll be talking with utah congressman jason chaffetz. maryland congressman elijah cummings. jim mcgreevey will be our guest, georgia congresswoman tom price and florida congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz joins us. it's tuesday, november 13th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning. breaking news. another top military general has now been linked to the sex scandal that forced out cia director david petraeus. forced him to resign. general john allen, the commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan is now under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. now investigators are said to be looking into the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other documents that he sent to her. kelley, of course, is the florida woman whose original complaint to the fbi about threatening e-mails inadvertently exposed the aff
lawrence is at the pentagon. chris, i don't even know where to begin because there's so much to talk about. let's start with general allen. what's the implications of this -- of him being brought in to petraeus scandal and what has he said about it? >> so far, from what we've heard from defense officials, soledad, john allen has denied any wrongdoing in this matter. what is the matter at hand is on sunday the fbi notified the pentagon that they had 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, which contained inappropriate contact between general john allen, and jill kelley. yesterday, secretary panetta asked that john kelley -- or john allen's nomination to be the head of nato be pulled back and put on hold while the inspector general starts to dig through all of these pages to find out exactly what happened. here's how it all connects. general john allen was stationed in tampa when he was at u.s. central command. so was general david petraeus. jill kelley worked as sort of a social liaison with a lot of the commanders there. in fact, she's been -- won awards for her work with some of the military f
. the pentagon is now investigating a general allen. five people died inside a to home. homledo investigators do not believe the deaths were accidental. >> a new resolution encouraging residents to participate in meatless mondays. it is completely voluntary. the sponsors were concerned about nutrition at would hold more veggie mondays. >> interesting. i cannot wait for bacon thursday. 5:12. two more major retailers announce that will open their doors to shoppers before black friday. >> getting the best bang for your buck with gift cards. >>o >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have water main breaks in several locations. they are a leftover from yesterday. closures remain in effect in rosedale at philadelphia road. watch for those closures once again. madison street and over towards calvert, shut down because of a water main break. charles street and 21st street, another water main breaks. about 11 minutes on the north or west sides. not bad in terms of delays. a quick live look at traffic on 795 at owings
general david petraeus. >> the pentagon is investigating possible inappropriate conversations between general john allen and the florida woman who triggered the probe into the petraeus investigation. sally kidd is in washington with the latest. >> the pentagon is looking at two years' worth of messages exchanged between what general john allen and jill kelley, a petraeus friend and married mother of three. defense secretary leon panetta says they are looking at 2000 pages of the documents and exchanges between john allen and jill kelley, a former liaison at u.s. central command. it described the tone of some of the emails as flirtatious. >> might you right now is, let's see what the investigation turns upper and what the congress and the committees are able to determine as to what exactly took place. when >> kelley's brother said she has done nothing wrong. what she is very dedicated says something like this is just a fluke. what she had complained to the fbi several months ago about receiving threatening emails from paula broadwell, a biographer of david petraeus. petraeus resign dol
twist in the cia sex scandal. this morning, the pentagon announced its investigating the top american commander in afghanistan. it's looking in to alleged inappropriate communications between general john allen and jill kelly. if that name sounds familiar it should. she is the tampa woman who told the fbi she received anonymous harassing emails, the emails came from paula broadwell. petraeus resigned as director on friday. the pentagon found tens of thousands of emails and other documents exchanged between allen and kelly. allen was on track to become the supreme allied commander of nay to. the nomination is on hold. allen will remain as the leader of the u.s. troops in afghanistan. there is a hearing set for thursday to possibly replace him. >>> congress returns to washington today after the election recess, the cia scandal isn't all they have to focus on. the pressing issue is figuring out how to keep american from going off the fiscal cliff. if it isn't resolved taxes will increase and a huge federal spending cut across the board. president obama plans to meet with leader as at the
of the "new york times" and jerry seib and cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from washington. with all the intrigue of a bond film, i stealthy general david petraeus arrived and left capitol hill. behind closed doors they heard him. >> his testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack. terrorists involved from the start. >> it was testimony that seemed to challenge white house explanations of who knew what when about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans. joining me is missouri senator roy blunt and mare marry -- maryland congressman, doug coopersburger. thank you for joining us. let's start off with the last point, and that is when you all listened to general petraeus, was he saying something different than the white house was saying in the days after benghazi about what it was, what the attack was about? >> well, when he came before our committee, he said really the same thing that he said september the 14th. i think on september the 1
is implicated. the pentagon says general john allen apparently had inappropriate communication with the woman linked to the scandal. as fox's ainsley earhart reports, the fbi is busy with multiple investigations. >> reporter: fbi agents searching the home of paula broadwell, the woman whose affair with general david petraeus led to his resignation as the cia director. the agents went to her house in charlotte, north carolina on monday night. some of the general's former staff members and friends reportedly shocked that this woman was sending e-mails warning jill kelley to stay away from him. now, john allen is under investigation. defense secretary leon pan eight said he ordered an investigation of general allen on monday. the secretary who is a former cia director also talking about general petraeus' resignation. he says, quote, i think he took the right step and i think it is important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges that fess you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. general petraeus was scheduled to testify about the benghazi attacks.
attack in benghazi, libya. the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the penalty gone more than 20,000 pages of -- pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communication with allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. she went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails and agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official describes them as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen says he did nothing wrong but for now the hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold the promotion to supreme allied commander in europe. >> reporter: both allen and petraeus wrote letters of support for her sister in a custody battle. even though david petraeus resigned lawmakers r
at a relative's home in dca >> do you agree that this story is getting weirder by the the? >> and the pentagon continues to examine questionable emails exchanged between general john locke -- general john allen and jill kelley, who was a volunteer social liaison. no word on when petraeus will testify before congress. senator feinstein says his testimony will focus on the benghazi attack and not on his extramarital affair. sally kidd, wbal tv 11 news. >> and a casino announced a major expansion plan today, including hiring some 1200 new workers. we are joined now from our randle mills mall with more with david collins. >> they are even looking farther down the road of the expansion, including building a hotel and conference center next to the casino. ♪ >> know when to fold them, know when to walk away ♪ >> he took a chance of building a casino during a recession, to have table games and hired ball hundred more people for his maryland live location. >> what are we going to do with these 1200 new people? about 800 of them will be directly related to the table games themselves. >> as soon as t
the general than the e-mails that the pentagon says may be inappropriate. we are awaiting a statement from john allen. he denied any wrongdoing. hi-level briefings are scheduled on capitol hill where we find tracie potts. >> at least one man -- one member of congress has already spoken with the cia about the rolling controversy involving general the trade as and john allen -- general patreaus. >> there are questions about the nature of emails between general allan and joe kelly. one senior official says there were not explicit but used names like sweetheart and year. allen denies any wrongdoing. >> no one should be to any conclusions. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> kelly is not a federal employee but suggested she has special privileges when completed to police about reporters. >> i am an honorary consul general. they should not be able to cross the property. >> the initial complaint kicked off an investigation that led to the discovery of an affair between the general and paul a brodwell. questions remain about whether he
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to take it all the way through to see what they had. >> pentagon found tens of thousands of emails and documents exchanged between allen and kelly. the nomination is on hold. >>> man suspected in rape cases all along the east coast is expected to plead guilty to an attack. the hearing is set this morning and happening in prince william county in virginia. thomas is charged with abducting three teenage trick or treaters back in 2009 and raping two of them. he is believed to be responsible for attacks on 17 women, since 1977. >>> opening statementses are expected today in the trial of a former buoy state university student who was charged with killing her roommate. simpson is abused of killing phraseer in september of 2011. authorities say simpson stabbed phraser during an argument over loud music. this woman ran down her boyfriend or husband in the parking lot in gilbert. we saw it. >> hang on just a second. >> he needs help. >> a woman faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, her husband is recovering in the hospital, he has serious internal injuries. >>> abc2 news is working
and has done an excellent job. and i would rephrase the pentagon for the process underway with regard general allen. >> the pin is investigating his communication with jill kelly, the woman who triggered the fbi investigation and uncovered the affair between pet rayus and broadwell. they're looking at thousands of e-mail exchanges, some of which are said to be flirtacious in nature. >>> general john allen's involvement in the scandal could lead to a rare case of a top battle field commander being court-martialed. allen maintains his innocence. if the defense department investigates and is found guilty, he could -- [ indiscernible ] a news alert out of charles county, a 17- year-old arrested after killing a d.c. cab driver that might be linked to a double shooting in maryland. lauren demarco is live in la plata with the latest. lauren? >> reporter: some closure for residents in a waldorf neighborhood where the double shooting occurred. police say the 17-year-old joshua is facing first-degree murder charges and also attempted murder charges. he is the allegedly the shooting, the suspect
petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20-30,000 documents involved. allen denies wrong doing. monday, agents spent nearly five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, broadwell after the fbi told abc news, they discovered thousands of emails between broadwell and petraeus detailing the affair. in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing the position of responsibility for the nation. >> the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after kelly received threatening emails she believed were from broadwell. >> they call ate preliminary investigation. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal, fbi doesn't believe it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and attorney general waited until wednesday to notify the white house. officials maintain there was no politics involved. rob nelson, abc2 news, new york monarch is telling
the sex scandal. >> the pentagon is investigating general john allen for hundreds of alleged inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. she is the tampa socialite whose complaints about threatening e-mails drug erred the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. turn out kelley was in communication with general allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. how did she know him? kelley volunteered to organize social events for senior officers at her home near mcdill air force base in tampa. the e-mails between general allen and kelley are said to be flirtatious and owe tensionally embarrassing but officials with knowledge of the e-mails say they were not sexually ex- police sit and did not offer any evidence of an affair. but, now, general allen's nomination to lead nato is in limbo. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we dete
. meanwhile, the pentagon standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general george allen, also involved in the scandal. his nomination to head european command is on hold, but leon panetta says he's fully confident allen can lead. >>> this morning obama will likely be asked to comment on the petraeus scandal. that conference begins at 1:30. house minority leader nancy pelosi also holding a press conference today. the califoia law maker expected to announce whether she will run again to lead democrats in the minority. he was speaker of the house from 2006 to 2010. maryland's chris van holland is on the short list if pelosi left, but he's on the record saying he believes she will run again for that position. >>> today congress looks for answers in the deadly meningitis outbreak. leaders from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify in today's hearing in front of the house energy and commerce committee. this comes after a report that shows federal health investigators wanted to shut down the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak back in 20
more work to do. >> they continue to look through documents t. pentagon has suspended her security clearancens and mcdill air force base has revoked kelly's access to that base. >>> there will be a closed door meeting tomorrow on the attacks in bensenville. new tonight former c.i.a. director will testify before the committee friday about the events that led up to the deaths of the u.s. ambassador. and today president obama defended susan rice after criticism of her in the after math of that attack. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided. if senator mccain and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> he pushed back against senators who said they would do whatever to subtle her nomination if he picks her to replace hillary clinton. senator john mccain shot back. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of incompetence or engaged in a cover up negotiate of which are acceptable to the american people. >> and to that senator lindsey gram a
. the widening investigation the s now jeopardizing general john allen's future. the pentagon is looking at emails he exchanged with joe kelly. sources described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. >> these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he's a terrific officer. he's also done a really good job in afghanistan. >> the white house and lawmakers continue to express confidence in general allen's leadership of u.s. troops if afghanistan while his promotion to become nato's top general is on hold. >> he said he has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of the investigation that's going on now which i hope will be concluded soon. >> one anonymous e mail from several months ago warned allen to stay away from kelly. sources stay e mail came from paula broadwell. in her e mail to allen broadwell warned that kelly was a seductress. >> president obama is expected to answer a lot of questions today about the patraeus scandal. you can see the president's news conference right here on channel 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and president o
>> the love pentagon. >>> that's what's making news in america this f . >>> you're watching the station that works for you, now, good morning maryland. >> it's most wonderful time of the year this morning we are live in downtown baltimore with a look at how the city is celebrating the holidays. >> the former head of the cia will be on capitol hill today but general david petraeus won't talk about his affair. we will tell you why lawmakers want to hear from him. >> time to fine out which team is tops this is the boys in purple head up to the black and yellow attack in pittsburgh. that's coming up on sunday. but today is friday, november 16th. and good morning i am charley crowson. >> happy birthday. >> that's it. that's it. >> yes. 4:30 that's one time and that's it. >> now everybody has to do it. come to me. >> go ahead. >> happy birthday charley. >> thank you. >> you are welcome. >> maryland's most powerful radar is picking up on showers and mainly in southern maryland. light showers in tow and we can see it around calvert county and other than that, things are nice and dry
pentagon city and reagan national airport. everything should be back to normal by monday morning. >>> we could learn as early as this morning whether hostess will dismantle operations after a labor strike. the company gave employees until 5:00 last night to return to work. or else it would file a motion to liquidate or shut down operations forever. if the company decides to do that, the company could shut down sometime next week, putting 18,000 people out of work. >>> we've been talking about making a run on twinkies. should we do it today. is today the day? >> we'll talk about it. >> we have to come up with a plan. >>> it is now 4:38. ahead on "news 4 today," not your daddy's cracker jack. how a box of snacks could give you an energy boost. >>> before you grab your morning cup of coffee, check out the newest way to get your dose of caffei caffeine. caffeinated cracker jacks. they're called cracker jacked, get it? according to the company, the power bites pack the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. some food activist groups say the snack violate regulations. it's not clear when
admiral curtis was serving at the pentagon. >> the whole building shook and then we got word that a plane had hit the pentagon. so we started evacuating everyone to make sure they were all right. >> my first phone call is from someone that they're safe, your husband helped us out of building and made sure we're all secure and say. >> reporter: 36 years have gone by since curtis played on this gridiron. navy marine corps stadium has been revamped many times over since then, but what hasn't changed is his love of service personified on veterans day. >> i've always felt that football, athletics gives you the drive and competitiveness and pride. >> reporter: pride, it's why veterans day is so meaningful to him today. in annapolis, dave owens, 9 sports. >> now the kurts have one more daughter at the naval -- the curtiss have one more daughter at the naval academy in the class of 2016. >>> still ahead tonight 9 news now has learned of some changes in the 2 , for d.c.'s emergency -- works for d.c.'s emergency services plus -- >> reporter: this is bruce johnson at john glenn, the main boat in
freeway at south capitol street. look at that delay. i would say at least at the pentagon heading north on 395. i'll be back with more at 6:43. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. >>> we're less than 30 minutes away from cbs this morning. they are talking about the latest on the petraeus fallout. norah o'donnell is in new york. good morning. this is like a bad soap opera. >> it is. we keep learning more and more details. good morning, mike and and dray ya. this big -- and andrea. this big story is still unfolding. we're now learning the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now under investigation for inappropriate communication with a woman that was involved in the petraeus sex scandal. while we've been working our sources since it broke overnight and ahead what we're learning about the thousands -- that's right, thousands of e- mails. we have a closer look at the woman involved jill kelley when we see you right at 7:00. >> we'll be watching. thank you. >>> the john glenn, the d.c. fire department's main boat for large-scale emergencies is in desperate need of repairs. >> it's 50 ye
untoward. there is a second element to all this. the pentagon in disclosing all this this morning that there were 20,000 to 30,000 pages, but again, associates of general allen say that that is printouts that often include multiple copies of the same e-mail. that they did a new printout every time there was a new e-mail in the chain which greatly they say exaggerates the number of e-mails. there is one other element here. general allen was to have a confirmation hearing to be the commander of the u.s. mission to nato. that is on hold now. >> this whole story. there are so many elements. if you tune in a couple hours after the last time, there is a whole new chain. a defense official told nbc news, in general allen eights case, many were between the general's wife and jill kelley. the woman in tampa, the social liaison and he was just copied on them. what do you make of that in. >> that may well be the case that he was copied. they do say that he did send e-mails to her as well. it appears that both general allen and his wife were e-mailing with her. and you have to remember, she i
and has done an excellent job, and i would rephrase to the pentagon for the process in regards to general allen. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating the communications with kelly, the woman who triggered the fine investigation that uncovered the affair between new former cia director david petraeus and paula broadwell. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the investigation centers around 20 to 30,000 pages of communications between allen and kelly, mostly e-mails between 2010-2012, and are said to be flirtacious in nature. allen denies having an affair. he took over the afghanistan post from petraeus after petraeus moved to head to cia. petraeus moved to step down last friday. >> i think he took the right step. >> reporter: the petraeus resignation left lawmakers on alert. they were planning to hear from him this week about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. he was the cia directorate the time of the attack, he visited libya after the attack. >> reporter: the septemb
threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time for his reputation to be called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. through a spokesman today, allen insisted there was no affair. kelley is the one whose complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broad
's because general john allen is being investigated over thousands of e-mails the pentagon says are potentially inappropriate. the fbi discovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between allen and jill kelley, the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. kelley is a longtime petraeus friend who complained to the fbi about harassing e-mails she got from the former cia director's mistress paula broadwell. officials say the relationship spans a two-year period. a man close to allen saying he didn't find out about this probe until last night. as of this morning, the general denies any wrongdoing and plans to return to his job in afghanistan as the investigation goes on. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> the fbi's investigation brought agents to paula broadwell's charlotte home. they searched her house for several hours late last night. agents left with boxes of what appear to be documents or paperwork, but they aren't saying what they found. meanwhile, broadwell's co-author says he's shocked by the news of their affair, but he did have questions about their relationship
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. the pentagon says it is investigating inappropriate communications between general john allen and jill kelley, the woman that petraeus' mistress allegedly sent threatening e-mails to you. the fbi reportedly uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 allegedly inappropriate e-mails between allen and kelley. she's a social liaison at the military base in florida. the general insists he's friends with kelley, but paula broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival. the fbi is keeping quiet of a search of broadwell's home. agents searched her home for five hours last night. they left with several boxes. broadwell's relationship with petraeus first came to light when the fbi began investigating jill kelley's claims that broadwell had sent her threatening e-mails. and the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. they didn't know about the probe until last tuesday even though it had been going on for months. senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein said she learned about it from the media last week. meantime, s
to be the next commander of nato is finding his nomination on hold. the pentagon is probing general john allen after investigators found 20,000 pages of e-mails sent between him and jill kelley. she is the social light by complaining about threatening e-mails from patraeus mistress. a lot to digest here. >> it is. we turn to jj green, national security corespondent for wtop radio. good morning. good to see you . story gets more bizarre everyday. in regards to the fbi investigation into the matter between general allen and this jill kelley, the fbi has handed that over to the pentagon. what does this suggest about the nature of that investigation? >> what it suggests was there was no crime committed. there perhaps were some concerns about behavior and whether or not it was appropriate between the two of them certainly for this general officer for the military. and it suggests that the pentagon has been asked to handle it. it does suggest there was no crime committed and no federal wrongdoing there. >> i've heard some people say why is the fbi getting involved in this? they kind of have to get i
the pentagon in this particular news cycle, but "don't ask, don't tell," it was historic that was passed in eufaula is not removed from our books, but we still have to remember that our men and women who fight in the this country's total have equal benefits. if so why long ways to go as it relates to equal benefits and issues of i.d. cards and base housing partnership in the face and a whole host of big that is important progress we still need to make as well as service and the something that is not even a discussion, but something important and needs to be addressed. i say that because all the things we talk about. we talk about politics on them or send victories and not so many losses this time. but at the end of the day, they are real life people. it's not often you can pass a law that is actually real life people immediately impact getting killed. right now in this country come the best majority people live in places where they are treated as second-class citizens in a young person growing in america today, if you look at the three places or people spend most of their time, home scho
john allen is now under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> she is the same woman who got harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she was allegedly having an affair with. former director of the cia says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right steps. and i think it's important when you're director or the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and formost. >> searched the home of patraeus's alleged mistress. lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. >> just days after patraeus resigned, the washington post is saying president obama wants john brenan to take his place. the post is reporting that the president wants senator john kerry to serve as the defense secretary despite his desire to serve as secretary of state. insiders say that position would likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business.
the disclosure that he was under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley in general allen allegedly exchanged emails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. allen insisted that there was no affair. >> she complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. briefed on the case today, nancy pelosi said the fbi had an obligation not to report to congress, to protect individu
to say they do not know the answer yet but plan to find out. pentagon officials did not return a call. congressional investigators also want to know more about classified documents found on her computer. she reportedly said they did not come from petraeus. there are questions about whether taxpayers paid for a trip to paris. there is much more to be looked at in this story. we will have much more on this coming up. >> we will have much more on the petraeus scandal including who knew what and when it coming up on abc 7 news at 6. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 5 but a worker for it that could jeopardize a big black friday sale. -- a worker threat. >> the man behind the voice of elmo accused of a serious crime. how this is effecting "sesame street." >> >> as we honor veterans and an old, we are marking the 30th anniversary of the vietnam memorial wall, the symbol of the darkened by some of war. >> they're reading of all the names of about wall, only the fifth time it has ever been done. greta kreuz talks about how it is helping some to keel. >> for 65 hours, they read the names. >> rober
in afghanistan, general john allen is now also under investigation. he allegedly had what the pentagon calls inappropriate communication with jill kelley. she is the woman believed to have gotten threatening edmonton mails from paula broadwell. >> what of -- i've been told is that there was somebody else that he knew and was close to and that mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her and she was frightened and she went to the f.b.i. >> the fbi raided broadwell's home in north carolina last night. no word on any evidence they collected so far. >>> new this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown will learn his fate today. he pled guilty to bank fraud charges back in june. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on thto give us an update. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. kwame brown's original plea agreement where he admitted guilt to all of those charges called for a six-month jail term. prosecutors have oftenned somewhat and sid they are asking that he spend -- have softened somewhat and said they are asking that he send
allen is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 30,000 pages of females that were called potentially inappropriate between allen and jill kelley. she said she was harassed by anonymous e-mail, later traced back to paula broadwell. that uncovered an affair between paula broadwell and david petraeus. david petraeus resigned. >> to have that access, i took that privilege very seriously. >> he is still on the job for now. the fbi conducted a search of paula broadwell's home. >> she took a real issue with it and didn't realize the is would spark gay male strothis. >> there was no national security breach. >> lawmakers still want to hear from petraeus on the investigation into the deaths of benghazi, libya. the inspector general is investigating. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> some serious allegations against the baltimore city police officer. the officer is accused of assaulting a woman while on duty. kim dacey has the details. good morning. >> good morning. officer elliott simon has been suspended without pay. police are not saying when the alleged contact took place. they
transport planes valued at 6.7 billion. the pentagon says saudi arabia needs the airplanes to help sustain its aging fleet. lockheed is going to make some money off of them. >> you're talking about the fiscal cliff. we don't want to wait till the new congress comes in but i heard senator-elect kaine said he would favor taxes on people making a half million dollars or higher. >> that's what he was campaigning on, that very specific point. he is sort of halfway between the republicans and the white house on this particular point. >> maybe there is some room. >> the other option is if they don't make a deal, they have 16 days in the lame duck congress starting tomorrow. they could just simply make some sort of band-aid measure, kick the can down the road to extend this into the new year to give the new congress more time to figure this out. we're going to be watching every step of the way for you guys. >> fiscal cliff, the new greece. >> thanks, jess. >>> america is growing -- the obesity epidemic is sparking thousands of jobs. >> more in two minutes. >>> everything you need to know to get yo
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and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army vice chief of staff peter tee ellie. jill kelley also received threatening letters from paula broadwell. now a 911 call is coming to light of kelley telling dispatchers saying she needed diplomatic protection. as the scandal widens, broadwell is holing herself up in the home of her brother near rock creek park. a jogger found broadwell's lost driver's license in the park and turned into the police. more bill is right after the break. stay with us. we have a big, big hour
will help direct you through there. 395 at the pentagon. traffic flowing freely continuing out towards the 14th street bridge. traffic flowing freely there and 50 headed past eastern, all lanes are open. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> bomb shell dropped in the political world over the weekend. ci ah, director david patraeus resigns. raises a lot of questions and stands the impact of major foreign policy issues facing the obama administration. what happens in the deadly attack in libya. joining us this morning deputy white house editor for politico. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> whenever we see stories like this come out, scandal really, those details leak out. what do we know? >> he was having an affair. the woman involved was his buyographer and appears to been prompted into threatening e-mails he stoent another woman who was working down in florida and that there was some level of threat that she had given that had been so great the fbi started investigating her e-mail and in investigating her e-mail found all of these messages back and forth th
petraeus' affair appears to have also ensnared his successor in afghanistan. the pentagon has now launched an investigation into, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails between general allen and jill kelly, the petraeus family friend at the center of this increasingly strange scandal. the fbi has turned over 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents found during the probe. many are e-mails between allen and kelly sent over the last two years. it was kelly, petraeus' former deputy in tampa, who went to the fbi about threatening e-mails she was receiving. they were eventually traced back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, spurring the investigation that led to the cia director's resignation. meantime, overnight, nearly a dozen federal agents descended on paula broadwell's home. spending several hours going floor-to-floor, leaving with a desktop computer, cardboard boxes and a briefcase. authorities say broadwell consented to the search. just a few hours later, vernon loeb, who spent 16 months working side-by-side with broadwell on her biography of petraeus, told the website, he had no ide
win. senior officials here at the pentagon have decided it will take new military leadership to do it. defense secretary robert gates mcmckiernan in afghanistan last week to break the bad news, but waited until today to announce it. >> i asked for the resignation of general david mckiernan. >> gates and obama relieving him of command. when they did that and relieved him of command as the lead american commander of the war in afghanistan, that was the first time since general truman fired douglas mcarthur during the korean war that a president relieved a four-star commanding general in the middle of the war he was leading. when president obama did that it was the first time in 58 years anything like that happened in this country, and then he did it again. after he fired the man who was running the war when he took office, the replacement general that president obama sent to lead the war thereafter was this guy, general stanley mcchrystal. there was a immediate contracult around him as around david petraeus. a year after general mcchrisle tal took command, he, too, was fired by presiden
was named as the taringest a pentagon investigation involving flirt ashes e-mails with the woman who helped park the investigate into petraeus' affair. -- flirtatious e-mails with the woman who helped spark the investigation into petraeus' affair. >>> the alleged mistress of petraeus was seen in the district. paula broadwell's brother lives in the d.c. area. >>> the petraeus scandal sure to come up during a presidential news conference this afternoon. it is the first news conference since president obama was re- elected. also on tap, the fiscal cliff. president obama is meeting with business leader at the white house again today. and this comes as we could get word of another change at the top. house minority leader nancy pelosi will announce her future in congress later on this morning. so big news ahead today on the hill. >>> also making headlines this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown learns his punishment for bank fraud and a campaign finance violation and he will not be spending time behind bars. >> also ahead, the alleged east coast rapist backs out of an expected guilty
the pentagon. and four star general and the head of the cia. >> what about his wife? that's the person that should be concerned about this. >> about holly patraeus, should she stay with her man? been with him 38 years. go stand by your man? what do you think if it were you? >> if it were me? are you asking me? what do you think? >> i think he's toast. >> that's a personal decision that each woman has to make. and i would not say she needs to leave him. if he were my husband he'd be gone. >> like that reba show where she stands there and the husband says i have an affair and i'm standing here and telling you i'm leaving his lying cheating butt or something. but life doesn't always imitate the sitcoms. this is deep stuff. when there's an affair it cuts to the soul of you and you want to hope people can work it out. that's really tough. >> and there are children involved and you've seen women stand by public figures. an thoughy's wife standing next to him and you can see the pain in her face but she's standing there. her reasons are her reasons. >> and she was pregnant at the time. become
make your way towards i-270. >>> 5:02 now, the pentagon is standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan even as it investigates inappropriate e-mails he allegedly sent and received from a florida socialite. secretary of defense leon panetta is urging people not to jump to conclusions about general george allen. allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelley who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell, who was having an affair with now former cia director david petraeus. that led to petraeus' resignation. and broadwell is apparently here in washington. she's been spotted at her brother in northwest d.c. a man who appeared to be her brother, steven krantz, left last night but did not speak to reporters. and someone found broadwell's driver's license in rock creek park on monday. >>> leaders from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify at a hearing in front of the house energy and commerce committee to determine how the meningitis outbre
an audience right now. if you're planning to head northbound on 395 pentagon to the 14th street bridge, you're okay. now we'll take a live look or actually to a map again. bw parkway route 50 through cheverly looks great. no problems in the northeast corridor. one more live look outside. this time we'll head over to the beltway at the american legion bridge. no issues to report here. i'll be back at 6:00. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. >>> making news at 5:49, syrian activists say antigovernment groups have reached a preliminary deal to form a new opposition leadership. opposition factions have been meeting. the u.s. and other countries have been pressuring the group opposing syrian president bashar al-assad to present a united front. >>> early this morning greek lawmakers passed their 2013 budget as thousands protested outside the parliament building. the budget includes deep spending cuts and tax hikes. the euro zone countries are meeting today to discuss additional loans to keep greece if going bankrupt. >>> president obama is inviting labor and business leaders to the white hou
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